Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hard Work Day 34

II Chronicles 35:16 - Ezra 10:44
          King Cyrus of Persia was moved to build the house of God in Jerusalem.
"Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah." Ezra 1:2
          When the people laid the foundation of the temple it caused such a stirr of emotions.
"But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off." Ezra 3:12-13
           It was not easy but it got done.
"And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king." Ezra 6:15
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

 Gilbert K. Chesterton

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